Andrew Henderson makes move to Cambridge Rugby Club
Andrew Henderson will bring Championship and overseas rugby experience to Cambridge after becoming their latest new signing of the off-season.
The 30-year-old makes his way to Volac Park having most recently been playing for Hong Kong Scottish.
Henderson’s last club in the UK was Ealing Trailfinders. Before that, he played for Rosslyn Park and has also represented England Students and England Counties.
“I coached him about 10 years ago when he was a student,” said Cambridge head coach Richie Williams. “He got in touch to congratulate us for staying up in National One and mentioned that he was looking at moving back to the UK with his partner so I asked ‘Would you be interested in a new challenge?’”
Henderson agreed terms with Cambridge last week, and while he was a full-back at Ealing, is set to be an outside centre or winger.
“He’s a really good, capable replacement for James Ayrton,” said Williams.
“He is the same sort of character as James, same type of player but has played more than 50 Championship games so will give us a bit of experience in our backline.
“It’s just someone who has been abroad, experienced different cultures and I hope he will be part of our leadership group moving forwards because of his experience and knowledge of the game, and his character.
“It’s a big signing for us. I think he will help a lot with our attacking game which did under-fire this season so we’re excited to welcome him to the club.”
Henderson added: “Cambridge is a club that has always seemed homely and welcoming as an away player, with a great local following for its home lads.
“I’m very excited about getting stuck into pre-season, meeting all of the other boys and club’s supporters and having Cambridge as a place to call home.”